"The people operating under this phone number are currently running a fraud scheme, wherein they attempt to take deposits for rental units they DO NOT own, throughout various cities in North America. I am from Canada and just had them attempt to do it to me, today, and after looking this number up, saw that they are also going after other cities in America, texting or emailing people who are looking for rental units, creating phony stories about how they need money sent for units they don't own.
Please be AWARE that engaging with anyone from this phone number, in any way, puts you at risk for getting set up in their fraudulent schemes. Please do not give ANY money to anyone from this number, and do NOT believe them if they state they own or otherwise are trying to rent out a unit, especially when they are from another city.
I will post our original conversation here now:
THEM :Hi, I came across your advert on Kijiji Wanted:WANTED: 2+ Bed/2 Bath ! , text me back your email, pls serious inquiry only, i need a tenant asap
ME: You'll have to give me more information than that.
Also, you can email me in the ad itself.
Have you ever used Kijiji?
THEM: no i have not,its just a friend who told me of it
ME: (I gave my email here)
THEM: How many bedrooms are you looking for ? at what price range ? which location do you prefer renting ?
ME: The ad explains it all. Please look at the as again.
THEM: i have deleted it,just tell me that here sorry
THEM: Okay thank you,i have a 3 bedroom in *ADDRESS REMOVED FOR PRIVACY PURPOSES* Edmonton Alberta
ME: Is that a townhouse? Is it renovated? That's the same one that Libertas Management is advertising. I emailed them already about it. but the only response I got was an email reply saying I'd indefinitely be put on a list to be mailed for a group viewing of which the date was not set. If you are the original owner, I'd be interested in checking it out. Can I call you?
THEM: yes i already decided to rent it out myself,so that is why i am texting you and also i want you to stop communicating with them and also i have the price reduced now because i want it rented urgently beause Actually i am in Columbus now, I lost my daughter and her husband in a car accident, Right now i am in Columbus to take care of my grand children, I need a tenant to take good care of my place as i am away, i will be staying here for a long time 3/4 years here
ME: So you need money sent through western union am I correct? And your name is Mary Collins...
I'm reporting you for a fraud attempt. I'm surprised this number still works, but after I'm done thankfully it won't.
Reported 40 minutes ago